Medieval archeology - Berzy 2

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Dates from 28/09/2020 to 03/10/2020Age > 18 years oldType of project Volunteer site / technical internship

Archaeological excavation site of the remains of a primitive Romanesque tower located in the heart of the medieval castle of Berzy-le-Sec.

On the program: excavation, survey and stratigraphic study, cleaning, recording of archaeological furniture. Introduction to Gothic calligraphy, guided tours on the themes of medieval fortification and religious iconography, tours of the region.

This excavation campaign aims to assess the stratigraphy of the levels of occupation and embankments as well as the state of conservation of the remains between the current ground level of the terrace and the top of the underground quarry.
At this location, tradition reports the existence of a large tower of the "dungeon" type from the 12th century, i.e. before the construction of the houses and their alterations from the 15th century by Louis d'Orléans and Claude de Louvain, bishop from Soissons. Also, the archaeological study of this space, both dedicated to defense and to residence, is likely to considerably enrich the state of knowledge on the origins and evolution of this castle classified as Historic Monuments in 1926 and to support the restoration project started since 1998. In addition, all the data and archaeological furniture collected on this occasion would feed any project to enhance and mediate this monument.


Registration fees : to pay at REMPART at registration

Frais de séjour : 80€ / session

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Contact prior candidature

Last name : Bruno Lestrat

Phone number : 06 84 16 86 80

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Location : Hauts-de-France / France